January 19, 2009 |
If you received some, ahem, unsatisfying presents during the holidays, you may be wondering whether you can regift them. Passing on gifts you've received as presents to others is OK in certain circumstances, says Regiftable.com, a site run by the nonprofit Money Management International. Don't regift homemade or one-of-a-kind items, signed books, monogrammed or free promotional items, the site advises. Only new gifts in good condition should be regifted.
November 16, 2013 |
There was something strange happening Friday night during the Chaminade-Morningside Western Division football playoff opener. Chaminade players were sending out tweets via Twitter in the middle of the game. I'm thinking, how did the players get access to their phones during the game? As it turns out, Coach Ed Croson pulled his starters in the second quarter of the 71-8 victory and allowed them to shower at halftime and return for the second half in street clothes. So that explained all the tweets.
February 2, 1996 |
* Call 911 only for a life-threatening emergency. * State in the briefest, most general terms what's wrong:"My house is on fire," or "Someone's breaking into my home right now." Don't try to give details. * Put yourself in the hands of the dispatcher. Let the dispatcher ask questions, and then answer them as briefly as possible. The dispatcher is trying to determine how pressing the emergency is and what steps to take. * Stay on the phone until the dispatcher tells you it's all right to hang up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1985
Beverly Hills school officials, convinced that good manners breed success, are preparing to teach their students about the little things that mean a lot. What clothes to wear, what fork to use, how much to tip and how to address dignitaries are just a few of the social graces that will be part of a new etiquette program that is in the planning stages in the district. The program is being written by Judi Kaufman, president of Communication Development Associates Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1997 |
That only a handful of people showed up this week at the Woodland Hills Library for "Holiday Tablesetting With Fifi," a free workshop in dining room etiquette, may say something about the importance of formality in our society. Nevertheless, those who attended heard from instructor Marian Fifi Locke that etiquette goes beyond good posture and manners and knowing which knife is for the butter--it can also be about creativity. "It really is a lost art form.
June 26, 1992 |
Whose responsibility is safe sex? We know the answer to that--in theory. But when it really comes down to it, between a man and a woman, who's going to make sure a condom is used? I have the luxury of pondering the question from the vantage point of a long, monogamous marriage. I don't have to worry about how to introduce the concept of protection without throwing cold water on passion or offending a new partner.